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When is the optimal time to lateral into a PM role? Have been in consulting for about a year - not sure if there are opportunities available or if I need to stick it out a few more years. Thanks!

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To go into an APM role/rotation 0-3 years. L4 role 4-5 years. L5+ won’t really be possible unless you’re already a PM.

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At 1 year, if you don’t like you current job I would move

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Out of curiosity because I'm thinking of a similar move down the line - what makes you think you are ready to transition to a PM role? Any projects / skillsets that will help in the transition besides the generic consulting toolkit?

More that I dislike this job 😄

Stick it out a few more years and get some hands on experience for technical implementation

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